Number of Participants: 200
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $6,760
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: September 24, 2014
New York 11790, United States
On Saturday, Sept. 20, Stony Brook Athletics and The Miracle League of Long Island teamed up to hit another homer at the park.
Many Stony Brook student-athletes across multiple sports have volunteered to be a buddy, but the #Seawolves wanted the student population at large to volunteer, too.
The Miracle League of Long Island’s mission is to establish and sustain baseball programs for people of all ages with disabilities. The objective is to provide an opportunity for those individuals to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing America’s national pastime. The Miracle League also aims to help the league’s players develop social skills and increase self-esteem, while promoting community support and sponsorship for the league.
Buddies are a vital part of the success of the Miracle League. Each Miracle League player is assigned a buddy for each game. The buddy is there to protect the player from balls, assist the player in batting and running the bases, and to be a friend on and off the field. Buddies receive a Miracle League shirt for their participation.